Call for Submissions: ArabLit Quarterly

ArabLit will be spinning off a quarterly e-zine, on the same platform as Full Stop’s quarterly journal, to launch this fall:

ArabLit Quarterly is particularly looking for fresh interviews, long profiles, mid-length features, translated poetry, comix, cover art, translated (stand-alone) novel excerpts, translated essays, and translated flash fiction. If you have other ideas, please pitch

The inaugural issue is loosely themed BEGINNINGS.

We are also looking for your pitches for these sections:

*TRANSLATE THIS: Short essays on books that should be translated and why.

*MOSTLY FORGOTTEN CLASSICS: A short, sharply written feature on a lesser-known (but brilliant) Arabic literary work.

*LITERARY PLAYLIST: A musical playlist to go along an Arabic literary work of your choice. Bonus if it’s available in English translation.

*OPEN LETTER TO A LATE AUTHOR: An open letter to a deceased author of your choice.

The debut ALQ (Fall 2018) will also include winning submissions from the 2018 ArabLit Story Prize and a poetry-translation slam. If you are interested in participating as a slam translator or slam judge, please email

ALQ will pay authors, artists, and translators a small honorarium via PayPal.

There will be a small charge for the e-zine; however, Patreon supporters of ArabLit will receive free access.

If you are interested in participating, please email We’d prefer a 100- to 200-word pitch about what you would like to submit, rather than a completed submission. The pitch deadline is September 1, 2018. Some pitches that can’t make the inaugural issue could, of course, slip into Winter 2019.